Contact

Abby is available to do speaking engagements on the topics of Trans and leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy, as well as Gender within Judaism, in form of lectures, discussions, open Q&A, and text study.

Please email my agent, Kate Johnson - kate@mwlit.com and cc abbycstein@gmail.com.
Speakers Portfolio available upon request. 

Feel free to check out past speaking engagements on YouTube, and past text studies on Sefaria (link below).

5 comments:

  1. Hi there Abby,
    You spoke beautifully at the First Narayever Congregation last week. Your words and your presence have stayed with me. I wanted to thank you so much for your courage and your eloquence. Like I said during the Q&A, you are saving lives.

    I am learning "Daf Yomi", mostly to understand where our rituals originated, and I was initially shocked to come across so much discussion of the six sexes/genders. I am also intrigued by our Sages' debates about sexual practices (lots of talk about anal intercourse... very curious). For me, learning Talmud is about history, anthropology, and learning about how power was created and maintained over hundreds of years.

    You are carrying the weight of all of those generations on your shoulders. You can educate the rest of us with the benefit of the traditional learning that you were privy to when you were young and considered to be 'male'. To use that education toward bettering the Jewish community - and the world - well, I can't imagine anything more valuable to do with one's life.

    Thank you, so much, for who you are and what you are doing.

    Shabbat Shalom!
    Marcia Beck

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  2. Dear Abby,
    I've heard you talk on NPR on Dec24th and was really touched by your courage and your story. I just finished reading your book (Becoming Eve). And I have to tell you - it was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your story and making many of us be more understanding and open minded.

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  3. HI, I'M FROM MEXICO. I READ ABOUT YOU IN YAHOO, CONGRATS FOR YOU COURAGE AND PROUD ABOUT THE WOMAN YOU ARE.
    GOD BLESSES YOU, AND... YOU'RE SO BEAUTY, LIKE ME TOO MUCH.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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  4. Mazal tov to you =) I don't remember how many times my head went on the move, nodding in recognition as I read through your moving memoir, much as my transition was linked to my appelation rather than feeling my apperance and soul were different; I can so remember coming out at two and a half saying "Me no e**a, me e**a-amy", seemingly understanding as a toddler that I had to ease my mom and dad into acknowledging my real name was amy rather than e**a. So happy you've been able to receive recognition as your real self and reclaim our faith according to your own terms. =)

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  5. Hi Abby,
    My name is Brianne, and I was on the zoom on Monday night at Union College. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, and was amazed at the 6 genders that is believed by the jewish community. As a trans woman myself, I could not get enough of that, and am inspired to learn more. I do have your book and started it, but did not get it finished by the night of your keynote.

    We have something else in common, and that is that neither of us learned of the internet until we were much older. I am in my fifties, and the internet did not exist until I was around 35 yrs old. I came out after working on in our Athletic Department for 15 years. One of the reasons that I could do that is that you were on the internet along with other trans icons as role models. I cannot tell you how much it means to see you represent withn such grace and dignity, and on your own terms. I was so excied that you, as a trans woman, was asked to be a keynote of Internatonal Women's Day, it menas so much. I wanted to saya all of these things that night, but I was reduced to 'fan girl' and was choked up by the time it was over. Thanks so much, and I look forward to finishing 'Becomming Eve'.
    Brianne

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